About 30,000 people gathered in downtown Atlanta for today’s March for Our Lives, according to an estimate by Atlanta Police. The gathering in Atlanta was hosted in solidarity with a much larger March for Our Lives in Washington D.C.
Nationwide demonstrations that have drawn in people of all ages, including a number of celebrities, are all a part of a movement begun by student survivors of last month’s mass killing in a Parkland, Fla., school. Some of those Florida students were among the speakers in Atlanta.
Sen. John Lewis (D–Ga.) spoke before the march, which began at the Center for Human and Civil Rights and ended with a rally on the steps of the state Capitol building.
In Washington, a number of celebrities and politicians joined thousands of youth and their families at the March for our Lives. Yolanda Renee King, the granddaughter of Civil Rights legend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., echoed her grandfather’s sentiments with a dream of her own: “I have a dream that enough is enough and that this should be a gun-free world!”